Health Services Contact Information

School Health services are being provided under contract with Norman-Mahnomen Public Health. Tracy Johnson RN PHN LSN, is the licensed school nurse that will be working with the Ada-Borup Schools. Tracy will be in the school on a weekly basis. Students or parents can contact her by calling Norman-Mahnomen Public Health, 218-784-5433. Emergency contact numbers are available at the school.

Karen Wagner has been hired to perform the duties of health assistant on a daily basis. She has been trained and will receive oversight by Tracy Johnson, LSN. 

The following health links are being provided to help you access general topics. If you need more specific information, please contact:

  • Karen Wagner at the Ada-Borup Schools , 784-5300
  • Tracy Johnson at Norman-Mahnomen Public Health, 218-784-5433 or tracyj@ada.k12.mn.us
Sick Children Guidelines

Let them stay home or make them go to school: This is an early morning decision many parents are faced with. There are those times when it is difficult to decide whether to not to send your child to school. The following guidelines offer you some help in your decision.

  • Always keep your child at home if they have an elevated temperature. Temperatures should be normal for 24 hours (without Tylenol) before he/she returns to school. Children with a temperature of 100 or above cannot stay in school, and parents will be notified to pick them up.
  • If your child has vomited or had diarrhea, please keep him/her home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • If your child has any rash that may be disease related or you do not know the cause, check with your family doctor before sending the child to school.
  • If your child has eye drainage and the whites of their eyes are pink or red, please take your child to the doctor. Your child should not be rubbing his eyes if they are infected. If the cause is from bacteria, your child may return to school after they have been started on antibiotics.
  • Strep Throat: Children need to stay at home for 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins and they are without a fever.
  • Please notify the school if your child develops a communicable disease (strep throat, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, scarlet fever, pink eye, etc.)
  • If your child becomes ill or is injured during the school day, you will be notified so arrangements can be made for your child to be taken home. Please notify the school if your phone number changes so we can contact you.
  • Please read the letters that are sent home by the school nurse. If there is a communicable disease in your child’s classroom, you will be notified.
  • Children should be dressed appropriately for the season and specific weather.
  • To prevent the spread of infection:
    • Use good hand washing 
    • Cover the cough
    • Keep your child home if they are sick